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How to cope at work?

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I do radio sales and programming, and my performance has declined significantly. I didn't even prepare at all for my meeting today and told my boss (dad) and he rescheduled for Thursday because "life goes on during depression". I inherited my bipolar 2 from him, and my mom has anxiety and depression.

He keeps wanting me to go get some of her meds and take them. I told him I didn't want to do that. I have an appt on the 14th...forever I know.

I cried in the car on the way to work and drove very fast. Had suicidal thoughts all last night. I don't know what to do. I want to quit my job so bad, but it's the family business. I feel so trapped :(
 
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He keeps wanting me to go get some of her meds and take them. I told him I didn't want to do that. I have an appt on the 14th...forever I know.:(
Am I reading this right? Did your father actually tell you to take your mom's meds??!

That would be very dangerous for you and very irresponsible of your dad to tell you that.

I really feel for you when it comes to the job stress. It must be very very difficult working for your own family.
 
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Yes he has mentioned it a couple times now, I said no. He just wants me out selling he doesn't care how I do it.
 
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Yes he has mentioned it a couple times now, I said no. He just wants me out selling he doesn't care how I do it.
That is really too bad. I'd say you have to stand up to your dad about the meds because he really is wrong about that, even if he is also your boss. Also, if you have a doctor on your side, it would probably be helpful.
 
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While family business can be good sometimes, a separation between the work and life is necessary man. You don't need to be taking personal issues to work and vice versa. While it may be hard, think about how this affects you. You know whats best for you. For me work is the only place I don't feel my depression and I can't imagine what it would be like bringing that there.
 
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I think I am going to quit in the next couple weeks. I want to pay a debt down more first, then I think I will stay at home with my son for a while and then see about finding another job. My husband is on board with this at least. I just can't be around my parents anymore it is so draining on me. Thanks all. <3
 
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